If you are told by a service user that they are being abused you must tell your manager even if the service user ask's you not to tell to must make them aware that you are duty bound to do so to protect them. It is then important to make sure that they are safe from further abuse keep any evidence you find and record it. 2. Describe what a social care worker must do if unsafe practice is reported but nothing is done to ensure it is corrected. If the manager takes know action talk to them and ask why they haven't done so,if still nothing is done then go to regional manager it should not be necessary to go further but if you do there is cqc, health and safetyat work or department of health detailing all the relevant information.
Cii- Describe what a social care worker must do if unsafe practice is reported but nothing is done to ensure it is corrected. If a social care worker reports an unsafe practice but the person they reported the concern to have done nothing to ensure it is corrected as soon as possible, then the social care worker will need to go to the next level of management. Should the social worker feel the unsafe practice is serious or critical, they may escalate the concern to the Care Quality Commission or the Safeguarding Team at the local Social Services department. Ciii – Describe three factors that make individuals more vulnerable to abuse than others. 1.
Explain the actions to take if there are suspicions that an individual is being abused If I suspect abuse through noticing a sign of physical abuse or change in the behaviour of an individual, I will make sure that I ask the individual what has happened telling the individual the changes that I have noticed. If it is in my place of work and the name of the person that abused the individual is known, whether staff or another service user, I must also record and report this. I will listen to the individual carefully; it is up to them to tell me, I would not ask them any questions about this as this is not part of my job role and would stay calm. I will make sure that I record what the individual tells me using the individual’s own words. I will make sure that I reassure the individual and explain that their safety is the most important and that it is my duty of care to tell the manager.
Read the polices and procedures and comply with them, make sure you tell a senior member of staff, then they can take the next step and get to the route of the situation. 2. Explain the actions to take if an individual alleges that they are being abused. You should believe what the person is telling you and reassure them try not to get to involved in the situation, but remember key points of the information given, then go straight to a senior member of staff and hand over all responsibility to them, and keep all information confidential. 3.
Assignment 204 Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care Task A Booklet Create a booklet about safeguarding, which can be used as a reminder for people who work in the care profession. The booklet must: Ai Describe in your own words what is meant by the following types of abuse: • Physical abuse Physical abuse is abuse involving contact intended to cause feelings of intimidation, injury, or other physical suffering or bodily harm. Physical injuries can occur where there is no satisfactory explanation, definite knowledge, or a reasonable suspicion that injury was inflicted with intent, caused through lack of care by the person having custody, charge or care of that person. • Sexual abuse Sexual abuse is the forcing of undesired sexual behaviour by one person upon another. Sexual abuse is the involvement of vulnerable adults in sexual activities, which they do not fully comprehend, to which they are unable to give consent, either verbally or by their behaviour, to which they object or which may cause them harm.
Three differences between the two are as follows: 1. You would be able to discuss confidential information with co-workers and clients but not with family/friends as this would be a breach of confidentiality. 2. Discussing life issues, when in a professional working relationship with clients you would not be able to discuss potential life issues such as money problems, problems at home etc… this is something that you are not allowed to do due to this client being a vulnerable adult who listens to these problems and can get worried about that member of staff and then try to help. 3.
If that happens the Service will talk to you and try to persuade you to get help, but if you don’t agree the Service can get help without your permission if he or she thinks it’s best for you. This will only happen if the service is concerned about your safety. 205 – 5.3 Q. Describe the action to take if suspected abuse or unsafe practices have been reported but nothing has been done in response. A.
How does duty of care affect your own role? You must be able to carry out duties that you are competent to do so. It is your duty to inform your line manager and decline the work that you have not been trained for here are two examples below You have had manual handling training to use a hoist there for you can use it safely and properly. You have not had training to use ceiling hoist, you cannot use it as if you did it would be unsafe and could cause an accident. You must be accountable for keeping records safe, reporting problems, and for your own decisions.
I.e a diabetic client is refusing to follow a low sugar diet _ in this situation you wouls advise them of the consequences of their actions and give themall thr information to make an imformed choice , at no point can you stop the person making there choice , another example would be a client refusing medication you cannot force them to take them , but you need to make them aware of the risks if they dont . 2 First you must report it to your line manager,if you have a dilemma they should talk to you about what approaches to take and give you the chance to talk about both sides of the dilemma . You can also get help from there families , doctors , nurses , other health proffesionals or trade unions they can offer you advice and whether you are exercising a duty of care you support . Outcome 3 know how to
To deal with these dilemmas in a wise way, a social worker has to keep in mind of their responsibilities and the six Core Values, which are the key points of this case study. Key words: ethical dilemmas, professional responsibilities, the Core Values A Case Study on Ethical Dilemmas, Social Workers’ Responsibilities and Core Values In this case scenario, the dilemma arises when I find out that the plan of closing the mental hospital made by my employing agency is detrimental to my clients’ well-being. Normally, I should be obligated to implement any plans issued by my agency. However, when a policy is unjust and harms my clients’ rights and resources to their well-being, its violation may be justified. To an ethical social worker, a person’s rights to well-being may override laws, policies, and arrangements of organizations (Hepworth, Rooney, Strom-Gottfried, & Larsen, 2010, p. 73).